Laying out Pages of a Part
Musician offers you convenient options for controlling how a part or score is separated into pages, and how each page is separated into systems (lines of measures). On each page, you can control the spacing between staves and between systems. You can also stretch or compress the horizontal spacing of individual measures within systems. All of these options are available in Page Layout View.
When you're done with all the other aspects of editing your score (notes, lyrics, etc.), then go ahead.
To enter Page Layout View:
|If the palettes are not already shown, turn on the check marks for Show Main Palette and Show Detail Palette in the View menu.
|Click the Layout tab in the main palette.
|Click the Page Layout View button.
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Type SHIFT+P. If this takes you to the Page Text Palette instead, type SHIFT+P a second time to go to the Page Layout Palette.
Musician will display the Page Layout palette:
The various options in the Page Layout palette are summarized here:
Musician will also display the score in Page Layout View, as shown below. The score will turn gray, and red "handles" (boxes for dragging staves and barlines) might be displayed.
To move systems, staves, and barlines using the Page Layout handles:
|Click the Move Barlines and Staves button in the Page Layout Palette.
|Follow the instructions in Changing Vertical Spacing Between Systems and Staves and Moving Barlines Within a System.
To specify a fixed number of bars per line:
|Click the Fix Number of Bars Per Line button in the Page Layout Palette, and then respond to the Fix Number of Bars Per Line dialog box.
To insert a system break or page break:
|Click the System Break button or Page Break button in the Page Layout Palette. Then click anywhere in the measure where you want the new system or page to begin. For further instructions, see Forcing a Page Break or System Break.
To move a measure at the beginning of one system to the end of the previous system:
|Click the Keep Measure With Previous button in the Page Layout. The click the measure you want to move to the previous system. For further instructions, see Moving a Measure to the Previous System.
To move a system at the top of one page to the bottom of the previous page:
|Click the Keep System With Previous button in the Page Layout Palette. Then click anywhere in the system that you want to move to the previous page. For further instructions, see Moving a System to the Previous Page.
To restore a page, or all pages of a score part, to the default pagination:
|Click the Default Pagination button in the Page Layout Palette. For further instructions, see Restoring Default Pagination.
To increase or decrease the overall font size:
|Click the Increase Font Size button or the Decrease Font Size button. For further instructions, see Changing Font Size in Layout View.
To compress or expand the overall horizontal spacing of notes and measures:
|Click the or button to increase or decrease the horizontal spacing in large increments, or the or button to increase or decrease the spacing in small increments. For further instructions, see Changing Horizontal Spacing in Layout View.
To freeze all of the line breaks and system breaks in a part or conductor's score:
|Click the Freeze All Page and Line Breaks button. For further instructions, see Freezing Line Breaks and System Breaks for Entire Score.
To increase or decrease the default vertical spacing between staves and systems:
|In the Part menu, choose the Font Size and Spacing command. Use the Vertical Spacing option in the Font Size and Spacing dialog box.